Why America Loves to Freak Out About Made Up Crime Waves

The Knockout Game is part of a war on white people! Satanists are abducting babies all over the country, and if your kids live through that, some asshole's going to poison their Halloween candy! Every few months, the media cooks up a new feast of terror for gullible parents to forward across the Internet. Jack O'Brien and Jason Pargin (aka David Wong) trace the moral panics of the recent past back to their roots, and learn something awful about all of us along the way.

If you've ever wondered just how these new hysterias come about and just what they say about us, throw on your headphones and click play above, go here to subscribe on iTunes or download it here.

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